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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, becoming famous for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Accordingly, he was described by abolitionists in his time as a living counterexample to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as... Read More

BornFrederick Augustus Washington Bailey
c. February 1817 or 1818
Cordova, Maryland, U.S.
DiedFebruary 20, 1895 (aged 77–78)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
OccupationAbolitionist, suffragist, author, editor, diplomat


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